Have you ever wanted a touch of Elsie de Wolfe in your home? Or wanted to channel the cool elegance of Babe Paley? Well, you can do that, in a way, with furniture from the venerable firm Frederick P. Victoria & Son. F.P. Victoria has been in existence since the 1930s, and their clientele has included design and style icons alike- Billy Baldwin, Cole Porter, Duchess of Windsor. Fortunately, F.P. Victoria has maintained an extensive archive of their custom pieces, many of which are named for the particular client. I also believe that some of the items are inspired by famous pieces.
Below are some of the designs that F.P. Victoria currently lists on their website. I've tried to include what information that I could, but for those of you who are well informed about de Wolfe, Maugham, Porter, and the like, I would appreciate it if you could share with us any additional information. I know that I'm quite curious!
Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe side table
Cole Porter side chair
Baldwin/Porter Coffee Table
Syrie Maugham model reproduction Louis XV step magazine table
Chippendale style Chinoiserie Bookcase
The original- George III style japanned etageres from the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Windsor Hurricane Lamp, originally made for the Windsors by F.P. Victoria in the 1950s
Paley Venetian Mirror, based on a mirror sold to Babe Paley in the 1960s.
Image at top: Elsie de Wolfe mirrored bench after a Serge Roche design for de Wolfe